Wildlife Watching

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard images. Each of these rocks is protected as part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge includes 1,853 rocks, reefs and islands and two headland areas and ...

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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Muleshoe NWR is the oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. It was established by Executive Order on October 24, 1935. Located on the high plains of west Texas, Muleshoe was established as a wintering area for migrating waterfowl and sandhill ...

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National Bison Range

Established in 1908, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest national wildlife refuges in the nation. It offers a diverse ecosystem of grasslands, Douglas fir and ponderosa pine forests, riparian areas and ponds. The National Bison Range is one of the last government owned palouse prairie native ...

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is located where the freshwater of the Nisqually River meets the saltwater of south Puget Sound, creating the Nisqually River Delta. The delta is a biologically-rich and diverse area that supports a variety of habitats including the estuary, freshwater wetlands and riparian woodlands. It is ...

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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to hike, bike, and witness wildlife. It was established in 1961 to preserve habitat for migrating birds. Staff at the refuge also manage Cedar Point and West Sister Island refuges. The three refuges together now protect approximately 9,000 acres ...

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Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge

During the winter of 1811-12, a series of 1,874 recorded tremors within the New Madrid fault dramatically altered the landscape on 30-50,000 square miles of land and created Reelfoot Lake in extreme northwest Tennessee. Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1941 to manage the northern third ...

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Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Situated along the Pee Dee River, Pee Dee NWR contains 8,443 acres in Anson and Richmond Counties, NC. The refuge was established to provide wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl. Cooperative farming in field impoundments, water level management, and the bottomland hardwood forest along Brown Creek ...

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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pinckney Island NWR, established December 4, 1975, was once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer active in South Carolina politics from 1801 to 1815. Few traces of the island's plantation in the 1800's exist today. From 1937 to 1975, when ...

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Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is primarily a high elevation mountain wetland-riparian area. Red Rock Creek flows through the upper end of the Centennial Valley, within which the Refuge lies, creating the impressive Upper Red Rock Lake, River Marsh, and Lower Red Rock Lake marshlands. The rugged ...

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

The Neal Smith National Wildife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center was created by an act of Congress in 1990, to re-construct tallgrass prairie and restore oak savanna on 8,654 acres of the Walnut Creek watershed and to provide a major environmental education facility focusing on prairie, oak savanna, and ...

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